Colnago Appreciation Society

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby funnybike » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:17 pm

Well, here's one for the Colnago serial number theorists.......
Best guess, based on the seat stays, curved fork, and early decor(ish) paint is that it's an 89-90 model. But who knows......
25..... is that 25 flagons of Sangiovese consumed in the workshop this week?
or the second of five frames we were supposed to make today, but we stopped working to drink Sangiovese at 10am, and well........ 2 out of 5 'aint bad for a days work.
Anyone got any better theories?
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:38 pm

25th anniversary model, duh. ;) Ridden it yet?
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby TDC » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:45 pm

funnybike wrote:Well, here's one for the Colnago serial number theorists.......
Best guess, based on the seat stays, curved fork, and early decor(ish) paint is that it's an 89-90 model. But who knows......
25..... is that 25 flagons of Sangiovese consumed in the workshop this week?
or the second of five frames we were supposed to make today, but we stopped working to drink Sangiovese at 10am, and well........ 2 out of 5 'aint bad for a days work.
Anyone got any better theories?
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The colnago guys usually drink nebbiolo
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby spinner » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:27 am

Am I a happy chappy? :lol:

Here's my new Tecnos, as found. 94-95 model?

54cm sq with Record group. Still has what looks like original bar tape

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Dan » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:42 am

looks sweet!
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:26 am

Nice
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby morini » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:29 am

If they serve Sangiovese I'm gunna get a job at Colnago.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:36 am

A very eye catching Colnago spinner
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby funnybike » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:34 pm

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Beautiful. and I love those ITM stems!
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby floody » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:37 pm

Nearly where I want it, Black Ritchey post, 1-1/8" adaptor/Bontrager stem/HUUUUGE ergo bars, crappy bontrager tyres gone, Chorus aero post, Cinelli XA, 64/44 Giro bars, Cinelli Kaleido tape and hatorskins (soon to be Challenge Paris Roubaix) in place. Would like to rebuild wheels with some Open Pro CDs or hard ano TB14s.

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Just a reminder, this is how the last owner had it set up:

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:28 am

Looks a lot better. Particularly the bars.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:26 am

singlespeedscott wrote:Looks a lot better. Particularly the bars.

Agreed +1 It does look much better now.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby Jangari » Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:22 pm

1998 C40.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby QuangVuong » Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:47 pm

Ooh, semi vintage carbon! Looks good, and seomthing you certainly dont see around all the time.
80's Bundy
87 Kestrel 4000
88 Giant Cadex 980c
89 Centurion Carbon
89 Peugeot Carbon Pro
99 Kestrel 200 EMS

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:47 pm

Very, very nice Jangari. Definitely one bike on my wish list.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby sumgy » Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:50 pm

OK Colnago lovers.
Looking for a Master of some sort with intact Precisa fork in good knick.
Looking for a 58cm ETT and have a preference for the pale blue.
Anyone have any leads?
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:41 am

sumgy wrote:OK Colnago lovers.
Looking for a Master of some sort with intact Precisa fork in good knick.
Looking for a 58cm ETT and have a preference for the pale blue.
Anyone have any leads?


I suppose you've seen the 57cm Tecnos on ebay - 9 hours to go at the time of me writing this response. The Tecnos is 1cm smaller than you want but I ride a similar (58cm) size to you and I have a 57cm Tecnos that I must confess to loving - I seem to fit on it very nicely.

The Tecnos was the lightest steel frame Colnago ever produced but many think it had a rider weight restriction on it. This it did have very early on but was lifted later on in the Tecnos production period. I'm over 200lb and I find the ride to be fantastic - I do notice the light weight of the frame.

The frame has the same lugs as the Master models and this one (for sale) has a chromed Precisa fork. The main tubes are 'shaped' for strength but not in the same way as the Master's. The tubing is quite thin which gives it it's weight saving. I think they were built over a 5 or 6 year period finishing production around 2001.

…..and it's blue.

I think it's worth a look.

There is also a Master Olympic on ebay as well but the fork is different. Again, blue and 58cm in size. It is a bit more expensive than the Tecnos though.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby sumgy » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:41 pm

GaryF wrote:
sumgy wrote:OK Colnago lovers.
Looking for a Master of some sort with intact Precisa fork in good knick.
Looking for a 58cm ETT and have a preference for the pale blue.
Anyone have any leads?


I suppose you've seen the 57cm Tecnos on ebay - 9 hours to go at the time of me writing this response. The Tecnos is 1cm smaller than you want but I ride a similar (58cm) size to you and I have a 57cm Tecnos that I must confess to loving - I seem to fit on it very nicely.

The Tecnos was the lightest steel frame Colnago ever produced but many think it had a rider weight restriction on it. This it did have very early on but was lifted later on in the Tecnos production period. I'm over 200lb and I find the ride to be fantastic - I do notice the light weight of the frame.

The frame has the same lugs as the Master models and this one (for sale) has a chromed Precisa fork. The main tubes are 'shaped' for strength but not in the same way as the Master's. The tubing is quite thin which gives it it's weight saving. I think they were built over a 5 or 6 year period finishing production around 2001.

…..and it's blue.

I think it's worth a look.

There is also a Master Olympic on ebay as well but the fork is different. Again, blue and 58cm in size. It is a bit more expensive than the Tecnos though.


Thanks for the heads up.
I have looked at that Master Olympic a few times.
The only thing I would want from that listing is the frame itself and even the frame would need to be CHEAP.
All of the chromework on it needs re-doing from what I can see, and from what he has said.

I am happy to sit and stockpile parts until I can get what I want which from the current geometry chart is a 60cm C-T seat tube and a 58cm ETT.
I am in no hurry to jump at the first thing I see (unless it is exactly what I want).
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby open roader » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:25 pm

Ok, may as well go the whole forum tart thing and post here as well.........

I have other bikes to ride fast(er)

The slower I ride this one the more pleasing the ride. It's my outdoor armchair - just tooling along taking in the views, not working too hard, a good thinking time bike....

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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby sumgy » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:38 pm

Is your picture before or after you adjusted your saddle?
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby open roader » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:41 pm

sumgy wrote:Is your picture before or after you adjusted your saddle?


Before adjustment. I reached for my right side rear jersey pocket, it had the camera in it - allen key was in the left......... :D
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:19 am

mate, i think you got your point across re: saddle.
pitty43 wrote:Thanks all for your help. Better change my Gumtree add now.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/retroclassiccycling/
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby sumgy » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:38 am

munga wrote:mate, i think you got your point across re: saddle.


Mate, I think your post count is high enough without you needing to comment for the same of commenting.
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby GaryF » Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:24 pm

open roader wrote:Ok, may as well go the whole forum tart thing and post here as well.........

I have other bikes to ride fast(er)

The slower I ride this one the more pleasing the ride. It's my outdoor armchair - just tooling along taking in the views, not working too hard, a good thinking time bike....

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I reckon it should be ridden much faster as it would prove to be a danger on the road. The longer it's out there, the greater the chances of other riders 'craning' their necks to have an admiring look which might lead to crashes. Have you noticed a trail of destruction behind you when you're out, riding this beautiful bike?
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Re: Colnago Appreciation Society

Postby munga » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:14 pm

sumgy wrote:
munga wrote:mate, i think you got your point across re: saddle.


Mate, I think your post count is high enough without you needing to comment for the same of commenting.


..and you burn me for superfluous posts. quaint.
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